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Ames Summary
Ames is located in Iowa
Latitude: 42.046220
Longitude: -93.638297
Population: 54,532
Area: 110.58 sq. miles
Land: 110.44 sq. miles
Water: 0.14 sq. miles
Population Density: 493.78 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 1003.0 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Central (GMT -6)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Codes: 515
Ames Details
Ames Zip Codes

Ames Demographics

Ames Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Male28,46652.20 %49.06 %49.04 %
Female26,06647.80 %50.94 %50.96 %
Males / Female1.09-0.960.96
Total Population54,532100.00 %--
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Ames Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years2,4194.44 %6.44 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years2,2164.06 %6.92 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years2,2764.17 %7.20 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years7,18013.17 %7.74 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years14,93527.39 %6.96 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years7,52913.81 %12.41 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years5,47310.04 %15.21 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years5,1989.53 %13.42 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years1,7013.12 %4.75 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years1,3682.51 %4.04 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years2,1663.97 %7.24 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years1,4722.70 %5.44 %4.38 %
85 years and over5991.10 %2.23 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)26.6-38.837.7
18 years and over46,15484.64 %74.93 %74.27 %
Male
24,14744.28 %36.18 %35.85 %
Female
22,00740.36 %38.75 %38.42 %
21 years and over36,39066.73 %70.09 %69.92 %
62 years and over5,0489.26 %17.28 %14.65 %
65 years and over4,2377.77 %14.91 %12.42 %
Male
1,7603.23 %6.05 %5.12 %
Female
2,4774.54 %8.86 %7.30 %
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Ames Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
One race53,79898.65 %98.91 %97.55 %
White
47,97487.97 %93.93 %75.21 %
Black or African American
1,3632.50 %2.11 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
870.16 %0.31 %0.87 %
Asian
3,9467.24 %1.25 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
6351.16 %0.19 %0.59 %
Chinese
1,5862.91 %0.21 %0.85 %
Filipino
940.17 %0.08 %0.65 %
Japanese
1220.22 %0.05 %0.28 %
Korean
7391.36 %0.17 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
1400.26 %0.24 %0.39 %
Other Asian
6301.16 %0.30 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
220.04 %0.03 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
80.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
20.00 %0.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
60.01 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
60.01 %0.01 %0.04 %
Some other race
4060.74 %1.28 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)1,0661.95 %2.82 %13.70 %
Mexican
4790.88 %2.09 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
1570.29 %0.09 %2.46 %
Cuban
280.05 %0.03 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
4020.74 %0.61 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino53,46698.05 %97.18 %86.30 %
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Ames Social Profile

Ames School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school28,552100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
7512.63 %6.58 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
4521.58 %5.06 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
3,64912.78 %42.50 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
1,9426.80 %22.20 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
21,75876.20 %23.65 %22.81 %
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Ames Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over25,601100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
5672.21 %5.56 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
6782.65 %8.33 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
3,41013.32 %36.07 %28.63 %
High school or higher
24,35695.14 %86.11 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
4,75218.56 %21.40 %21.05 %
Associate degree
1,4845.80 %7.42 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
7,63629.83 %14.68 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
14,71057.46 %21.21 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
7,07427.63 %6.53 %8.86 %
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Ames Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported61,110100.00 %--
Arab3140.51 %0.14 %0.42 %
Czech1,0941.79 %1.94 %0.59 %
Danish1,1721.92 %2.16 %0.50 %
Dutch1,8453.02 %4.33 %1.58 %
English5,6519.25 %8.96 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)1,1561.89 %2.44 %2.90 %
French Canadian1370.22 %0.32 %0.85 %
German18,53730.33 %33.79 %14.93 %
Greek1890.31 %0.19 %0.40 %
Hungarian580.09 %0.11 %0.49 %
Irish6,30810.32 %12.78 %10.65 %
Italian1,1341.86 %1.60 %5.47 %
Lithuanian1560.26 %0.08 %0.23 %
Norwegian4,9138.04 %5.38 %1.56 %
Polish1,1081.81 %1.06 %3.12 %
Portuguese460.08 %0.04 %0.41 %
Russian3490.57 %0.25 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish6641.09 %1.34 %1.50 %
Scottish1,2512.05 %1.40 %1.70 %
Slovak1130.18 %0.05 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African6381.04 %0.23 %0.62 %
Swedish2,2073.61 %3.08 %1.39 %
Swiss3150.52 %0.53 %0.32 %
Ukrainian690.11 %0.07 %0.31 %
United States or American1,7272.83 %6.36 %7.18 %
Welsh3930.64 %0.74 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)380.06 %0.03 %0.65 %
Other ancestries9,52815.59 %10.62 %31.89 %
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Ames Economy

Ames Employment

GroupNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over47,297100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
24,77452.38 %48.41 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
22,52347.62 %51.59 %51.68 %
In labor force
32,90969.58 %68.23 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
17,94254.52 %52.62 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
14,96745.48 %47.38 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
32,83269.42 %68.15 %63.10 %
Employed
31,12065.80 %65.31 %59.39 %
Unemployed
1,7123.62 %2.85 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-5.20 %4.17 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
770.16 %0.08 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
14,38830.42 %31.77 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers18,14558.31 %77.76 %78.40 %
Government workers11,63837.40 %13.65 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business1,2614.05 %8.16 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers760.24 %0.44 %0.31 %
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Ames Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations14,78047.49 %31.31 %33.60 %
Service occupations4,71515.15 %14.75 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations7,57824.35 %25.90 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations3741.20 %1.06 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations1,5224.89 %8.90 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations2,1516.91 %18.08 %14.63 %
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Ames Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining5091.64 %4.42 %1.87 %
Construction1,3604.37 %6.16 %6.80 %
Manufacturing1,8625.98 %17.01 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade5431.74 %3.58 %3.60 %
Retail trade3,38510.88 %12.04 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities6882.21 %4.91 %5.19 %
Information1,1023.54 %2.82 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing1,2153.90 %6.74 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services2,7018.68 %6.05 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services12,06638.77 %21.76 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services3,0319.74 %6.63 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)1,1893.82 %4.45 %4.88 %
Public administration1,4694.72 %3.43 %4.83 %
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Ames Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Households19,579100.00 %1,150,059106,788,273
Less than $10,000
2,17711.12 %8.15 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
1,4927.62 %6.72 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
3,04515.55 %14.36 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
2,45612.54 %14.67 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
2,88614.74 %18.97 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
3,46117.68 %21.04 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
1,9059.73 %8.81 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
1,4137.22 %4.87 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
3601.84 %1.12 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
3841.96 %1.29 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$37,400.00-$38,104.22$39,349.33
Average household size2.33-2.512.58
Average income per member of household$16,051.50-$15,202.77$15,252.86
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Ames Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over30,515100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
20,30966.55 %78.59 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
2,7979.17 %10.80 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
1,7205.64 %1.02 %4.73 %
Walked
3,78012.39 %3.95 %2.94 %
Other means
8672.84 %0.90 %1.20 %
Worked at home
1,0423.41 %4.75 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)15.3 minutes-22.3 minutes26.3 minutes
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Ames Housing

Ames Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units20,283100.00 %1,232,370117,282,697
Occupied housing units
19,53396.30 %93.25 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
9,57647.21 %67.46 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
9,95749.09 %25.79 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
7503.70 %6.75 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
580.29 %1.34 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.30 %-1.98 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate3.45 %-6.96 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.57-2.552.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.12-2.352.45
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Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units20,293100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
9,22645.46 %73.99 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
1,2256.04 %2.28 %5.68 %
2 units
1,1935.88 %3.20 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
1,3616.71 %3.87 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
1,6207.98 %3.66 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
1,8359.04 %3.12 %3.99 %
20 or more units
2,70513.33 %4.57 %8.59 %
Mobile home
1,1285.56 %5.25 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
00.00 %0.06 %0.22 %
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Ames Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units20,293100.00 %--
1 room
6313.11 %0.94 %2.21 %
2 rooms
1,3256.53 %2.91 %4.88 %
3 rooms
2,48512.25 %7.16 %10.06 %
4 rooms
4,14520.43 %15.35 %15.95 %
5 rooms
2,88614.22 %20.53 %20.92 %
6 rooms
2,62412.93 %18.30 %18.39 %
7 rooms
2,16010.64 %13.96 %11.98 %
8 rooms
1,7328.53 %10.55 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
2,30511.36 %10.31 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.1-6.05.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units19,542100.00 %--
1.00 or less
19,12497.86 %91.42 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
2231.14 %1.21 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
1951.00 %0.62 %2.54 %
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Ames Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas15,73977.56 %62.74 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas7503.70 %14.61 %5.96 %
Electricity2,87314.16 %11.95 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.370.18 %2.10 %8.06 %
Coal or coke00.00 %0.01 %0.12 %
Wood330.16 %1.07 %1.51 %
Solar energy80.04 %0.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel530.26 %0.49 %0.35 %
No fuel used490.24 %0.26 %1.25 %
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Ames Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units7,984100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
891.11 %20.40 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
1,78822.39 %45.32 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
3,03938.06 %20.17 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
1,66820.89 %8.00 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
1,09613.73 %4.43 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
2633.29 %1.34 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
410.51 %0.26 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
00.00 %0.06 %0.56 %
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Ames Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage5,69471.32 %62.80 %69.56 %
Less than $300
60.08 %0.62 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
1321.65 %7.21 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
5987.49 %14.29 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
1,53319.20 %19.49 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
2,16927.17 %14.73 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
85310.68 %4.26 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
4035.05 %2.20 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged2,29028.68 %37.20 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent3,24040.58 %45.22 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent1,58619.86 %19.17 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent1,24715.62 %13.28 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent80310.06 %7.71 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent3754.70 %4.44 %6.01 %
35 percent or more7168.97 %9.64 %15.91 %
Not computed170.21 %0.53 %0.85 %
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Ames Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units9,903100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
2532.55 %7.20 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
3403.43 %9.89 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
2,49825.22 %35.80 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
4,43744.80 %31.21 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
1,65516.71 %7.09 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
4794.84 %2.05 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
390.39 %0.54 %2.89 %
No cash rent
2022.04 %6.22 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)1,18912.01 %122.22 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent1,25012.62 %22.40 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent1,26612.78 %15.33 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent1,02110.31 %12.87 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent1,04410.54 %10.13 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent7907.98 %6.69 %7.32 %
35 percent or more4,05440.94 %24.75 %29.47 %
Not computed4784.83 %7.83 %7.77 %

Ames Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentIowa Avg.National Avg.
None1,0165.01 %5.98 %9.57 %
16,85533.78 %28.47 %31.22 %
28,15540.19 %37.68 %34.76 %
3 or more3,51617.33 %21.12 %15.45 %
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